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Titi

Titi Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus “The” seabird of Stewart Island, Titi were a crucial part of early Maori life, as they harvested the young birds for the only protein that could be preserved for long periods. With a total population perhaps as large...

Cape Pigeon

Cape Pigeon Daption capense These are a noisy flock bird, and will happily congregate around fish boats waiting for offal. Occasionally seen in Paterson Inlet, particularly in high weather. Size 130 mm   Cape Pigeon     Cape Pigeon     Cape Pigeon     Cape Pigeon  ...

Pied Shag

Pied Shag Karuhiruhi Phalacrocorax varius Pied Shags are our only tree roosting shag, and several colonies are to be found on the south coast of Ulva. Large, noisy birds, their presence is the kiss of death to a tree they colonise, as their guano is extremely...

Blue Shag

Blue or Spotted Shag Parekareka Stictocarbo punctatus The delightful shags are our smallest, and I have s oft spot for them, as when I was fishing and cleaning there were several birds who would come up to the side of my boat to beg, and would accept small fillets...

Gannet

Gannet Takapu Sula bassana serrator The nearest Gannet colony is on Little Solander Island in the western entrance to Foveaux Straits. Most of this colony ranges into Fiordland, but occasionally we will see a lone or maybe a pair in Paterson Inlet Size 910 mm Gannet...